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MSDs causing more than a quarter of DALYs lost in NZ

Musculoskeletal harm now accounts for 27 per cent of all work-related disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) lost in New Zealand, according to a report from the country’s health and safety regulator, WorkSafe. A DALY is defined by the World Health Organization as one lost “healthy” life year.

NZ juice co fined $367,500 over faulty bottle filling machine fatality

A New Zealand juice company has been fined NZ$367,500 (£193,334) after it allowed a female employee to operate a faulty machine, which resulted in her death.

Solar panel co’s £40k fine over worker’s 4 m skylight plunge

A company that installs solar panels has been fined £40,000 after a worker fell through an unprotected skylight during an installation on a farm workshop in East Sussex.

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